Reviews

Andrew Wilkins’ work has already challenged some of the comfortable platitudes of the world of school governing: drawing attention, for example, to the “democratic deficit” in English schools...
Guest reviewer Jill Berry takes us through this week’s best education blogs. If you know me, you will not be surprised when I say that I am a...
How many teachers work hard all term, only to get ill when the school holidays start? The #Teacher5aday Journal and Handbook is a guide to look after your...
Guest reviewer Harry Fletcher-Wood takes us through this week’s best education blogs.   Five things every new secondary teacher (should) know about reading By David Didau Let’s start...
Schools know all about pressure: we may have a thousand teenagers, books to mark, Ofsted prowling and parents at the door. In football the crowds are larger and...
How was it for you? Even after 11 years as a teacher I never slept before my first day back. My feelings were a mixture of impatience to...
“You illustrated my childhood!” author Ghislaine Kenyon quotes the oft-repeated message fielded modestly by Quentin Blake at hundreds of book signings. Having been a teacher before other education roles...
If you’re not a science teacher, you may think this book is not for you. Think again. Whatever your background, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene will make you more...
Should we teach confidence classes? By @HuntingEnglish This post is a response to a recent suggestion by television presenter Ben Fogle that schools should teach confidence. Alex Quigley...
Being asked to review Alex Quigley’s new book is serendipitous – and daunting. He is a Twitter teacher of some repute; an assistant head at Huntington school in York; a...
My blog choices this week all relate to motivation and priorities, including: why we teach, how we teach, why we take on leadership roles, and how we decide...
It is a sad fact that far too many people in positions of power fall from grace once it becomes clear that that power is being misused. The...

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